Elektra was up all night running a fever –pyrexia in medical speak, from the Greek pyretos meaning fire
I have never really used thermometers before but Dieter checked her and she was 38.8 she felt so hot. I gave her some yarrow and elderflower,. Specially to help bring down the fever a bit and help her to sleep. I know the fever is a good thing to burn the infection away – it is a sign the bodies own immune system is working well. But as a mum I needed to help make her feel more comfortable and I also needed some sleep!
She complained of a ' hurting tummy' so I also administered strong chamomile tea.
But this morning it became apparent she had very swollen tonsils - Harry my boy had it last week.
The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and top of the throat. They normally help to filter out bacteria and other microorganisms to prevent infection in the body. A particularly virulent bacterial or viral infection causes them to swell and become inflamed, this is called tonsillitis.
So today I have been brewing elderflowers, sage blossoms and leaf, flowering thyme, lemon balm, marjoram and bay teas straight outta da garden with lots of lemons and honey.
She has also been using the Tonsil Tickler throat spray regularly...
There are lots of aromatic (full of antiseptic oils) herbs to help fight off the infection. Powerful lymphatic herbs encourage the immune system by helping to remove the infection from the area so that it can be safely excreted from the body.
It contains: elderberry syrup, tinctures of ginger, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano.
Poor little mite